As many queer people will tell you, the AIDS crisis is a topic that will always hit very close to my heart. There are so many people in my queer community who are not that much older than I am, who have had to watch their friends, lovers, family members die all due to the actions of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. No amount of good things could change the fact that those men are murderers. Hundreds of thousands of people died because of their homophobic policies. Men, women, people’s loved ones, their children, dead because AIDS was a gay mans disease. If you can overlook that just because Bush passed the ADA, then you have far too much privilege, and you need to take a step back and examine it, and analyze the place you are speaking from.
I am a disabled person, but I am also a person who is deeply involved in the communities that suffered so much because of that evil, imperialist pig.
So yeah, I really do hope he rots. Because he left so many of us to die. He left so many of us with aching hearts, with holes that can never be refilled, with memories of people who we had to watch struggle just to live another day. And he will never be able to atone for that.